Oluwabukunola Adesanwo

Oluwabukunola Adesanwo

Money in the cycle of nuisance; Plastic pollution; Save the environment.[The Plastic Menace]

Plastic waste is littering almost every street, state, gutters, canals, drainages, walkways,  including the beaches, just to mention a few.  This is very threatening.  Accumulation of plastics in the environment  is fast increasing by the day to the point where they create problems for habitats as well as for human populations. Companies produces variety of pet drinks for flexibility and easy accessibility but it seems to be causing more damage to the environment than the contents filling empty stomachs. From research, it is said that by 2050, there will be more plastics in the ocean than the fishes

Some enterprising individuals and companies  have started  to use the discarded plastics to earn a living by collecting and recycling them into  fiber or PVC.  PVC  (Polyvinyl chloride) is a plastic material that is used for many purposes, such as clothing or shoes or to cover chairs. Other companies collect plastics from individual who gather them to earn points which is later converted to money or gift items thereby putting some token into the pockets of some individuals, a case study is a widow in her late 60s known as Kudi, living at 9, Massey Street, Olushi in Isale Eko, Lagos Island, Nigeria; who after close of her cleaning job at a lab, school and law office at  Bamgbose from the period of 7am -11am, focuses on picking bottle on every length of the street for the rest of the day. Kudi has been able to secure for her children, few items like a sewing machine, iron, blender and also money in this process of picking plastic which is one of the very few ways to save the environment. We need more Kudis to save our environment from this imminent Plastic pollution.